Sunday, January 27, 2008
It is finished, bound, and labeled, so now it is in the hands of my wonderful son, Tony
this picture is of Tony and Jonathan, his youngest, (Daddy's boy)
Tone loved all the symbolism in the quilt, the three fabrics/his three children, the label was made from one of my Mom's shirts, the thread was my grandmother's, and I buried a button that was my great-grandmothers, so altogether, six generations were represented in the quilt. Hard to do and make it safe for tiny babies, visually pleasing, and still manly enough for a 31 year old son.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I'm almost done with the Jacob's Ladder, and I love the movement! all that's left is the Border, I'm doing it in the rust color. Don't tell Aunt Biggie, but I machine quilted it, but, hey, it's not a UFO...right?
Am I the only one who tapes a button to my finger instead of using a thimble? (Don't tell Aunt Biggie this , either.) I glued the holes shut, and roughed up the surface, the I tape it to my finger with surgical tape, I used to use bandaids, but that got expensive. I am as coordinated as a soup sandwich with a thimble, I have tried all kinds, but either I can't bend my finger, or I can't "feel" the needle, or the darn thing won't stay on! So, anytime I'm doing hand sewing (like the border on this quilt) I just tape my handy-dandy button to my finger and I'm good to go! Yes, I guess that makes me "thimble impaired" but at least I have the button to be my "crutch." Wish all my problems were remedied that easily.
Have a creative day, gals
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
My Aunt Biggie called me tonight, she wanted to disagree with my blog, she said I wasn't an old fat Granny, she is a beautiful, slender, Great Grandma, so she has no idea where I'm coming from. When my first two grandsons were old enough to talk, they called me Grandma, they lived in Kentucky and had three grandma's, when their Mom said "Grandma's on the phone" they asked "Grandma Who?" ......that about broke my heart, I wasn't special, I was Grandma from Michigan, so the next summer they stayed with us for a couple months, and I paid them a quarter every time they called me Granny, they earned enough to buy fishing poles and tackle boxes that summer, and the Granny stuck and I have paid dearly for the special name. Now, the younger grandbabies have never known me as Grandma, they have other Grandmas, but I'm Granny, and as Liberty said, I'm "the only-est Granny!"
I have raised 8 kids, all the way through the two's, to the twenty's and I have earned the title Old Fat Granny, I'm proud of it, and I'm good at it, so...Sorry, Aunt Biggie, its stuck.
this is the quilt that Aunt Biggie made me last year, the first one was when I was a teenager, and it is still my favorite, She is the one who introduced me to quilts. My grandmother sewed, but not quilted. I'm not sure why.
Have a lovely night's sleep,
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
1. had a hysterectomy,
2. got an antibody thing that messed up my thyroid, and
3. quit smoking.
Now, besides pregnancy, those three things are the best way I know of to gain weight. So, now I have to watch all those sickening ads on TV about losing weight, getting fit, yada yada yada. I hate the fact that I have all this crap to lose, I hate the fact that it costs a lot of money to lose it, and I hate the fact that if I don't lose it, I'm going to have to use my stash to make a wardrobe of mu-mu's.
I can be happy about the fact that the darn blogger wont let me post a picture, ;-)
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
You can just see how she loves it, just like Granny!
Hope you all enjoy my post,